Thelma Todd
Date of Birth
Jul 29, 1906
Birth Place:
Lawrence, MA

Biography

Gorgeous blonde comedienne Thelma Todd was born in Massachusetts, where for two years she was a sixth-grade teacher at Lowell Normal School. After winning the Miss Massachusetts beauty contest in 1924, Todd was selected by producer Jesse L. Lasky to join Paramount Pictures' newly created school for young actors; the school lasted only one year, during which time Todd and her 15 "classmates" (among...